Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Leander Family Dental Care

Angela Mathew, DDS

General Dentistry located in Leander, TX

Getting your child familiar with visits to the dentist at a young age helps increase their chances of having a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. At Leander Family Dental Care, the team understands the importance of your child’s oral health care. With uniquely trained pediatric dentistry specialists on staff, the professionals in the Leander, Texas, office make dental visits engaging, formative, and even enjoyable for your child. To set up your child’s visit, call or use the online booking tool today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What are pediatric dentists?

Pediatric dentists are trained, skilled professionals who are uniquely qualified to care for the oral health needs of children from infancy through their teen years. In many cases, they’re also capable of caring for special needs children or those with severe dental anxiety. They attend extra schooling to acquire this skill set and knowledge base.

How does pediatric dentistry work?

The team at Leander Family Dental Care is sensitive to your child’s oral health care needs. The main aim of pediatric dentistry is working with you and your child to provide excellent dental care, with none of the hassle or frustration you might expect.

Even if visiting the dentist intimidates your child, pediatric dentists go to great lengths to make each appointment fun, rather than scary. They may incorporate games into procedures or use sedation to distract from procedures involving minor discomfort.

The lessons your child’s pediatric dentist teach on how to brush and floss properly not only help lead to decades of good oral health, but can also be made enjoyable with additives like flavored toothpaste, a cartoon-themed toothbrush, or even a toothbrush with flashing lights.

What services does a pediatric dentist offer?

The team at Leander Family Dental Care offers a variety of pediatric dentistry services, including:

  • Care for dental injuries, including fractures and knocked-out teeth
  • Infant oral health exams
  • Preventive dental care (cleanings, fluoride treatments, nutrition, and diet advice)
  • Habit counseling (addressing effects of pacifier use and thumb sucking)
  • Orthodontics (teeth-straightening assessment and treatment)
  • Treating cavities
  • Management of gum disease

The main goal of pediatric dentists is to help teach preventive care methods and encourage your child to adopt outstanding oral hygiene practices into their routine.

When should kids visit the dentist for the first time?

Your child’s mouth will be healthier throughout their life if they start seeing a dentist as early as possible. Every child should get a dental checkup by the time they’re six-months-old, or as soon as their first tooth comes in, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association.

Optimal oral health for your child starts with you. To get them started, take your child to visit a pediatric dentist. Leander Family Dental Care knows how important it is for your child to feel safe and comfortable. The entire staff works hard to provide a friendly atmosphere.

Toys and TVs in the waiting room keep your child entertained while they wait at the welcoming office. The warm chairside manner will help your child relax and create an enjoyable experience for them. Soon enough, they’ll actively look forward to visiting the dentist!

You need an experienced general dentist who can care for your whole family, so schedule an appointment online or call Leander Family Dental Care today.